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While the D.C. Circuit has largely sided with the EPA in the suit over its Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, the court has also ordered the agency to reconsider emissions budgets for "upwind" states. (Credit: AP)

DC Circ. Upholds Most Of EPA Air Pollution Rule

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday largely upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to control cross-state air pollution, but ordered the agency to reconsider emissions budgets criticized as unfairly strict by a handful of states.

  • BREAKING: NFL Commissioner Upholds Brady's Deflategate Suspension

    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the so-called Deflategate controversy involving underinflated footballs used in a playoff game last year, the league said Tuesday. 

  • Mead Johnson Pays SEC $12M To Settle FCPA Claims

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday said Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. will pay $12 million to settle claims that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when distributors in China allegedly bribed staff at state-owned hospitals to promote the company’s line of infant formula.

  • Retailers Want $7B Interchange Fee Deal Nixed On Misconduct

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and other retail giants will ask a judge Tuesday to overturn the $7.25 billion antitrust settlement Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. reached over their interchange fees in light of the revelation that a former MasterCard lawyer and a plaintiffs' attorney shared confidential information in the multidistrict litigation.

  • NSA To Destroy Data Collected Under Phone Spying Program

    The National Security Agency will destroy records from its massive collection of domestic telephone metadata as soon as pending litigation is resolved, the government said on Monday, as the Ninth Circuit halted a challenge to the recently granted six-month extension of the controversial program, pending a similar Second Circuit appeal.

  • AT&T Calls FCC's Proposed $100M Fine Irresponsible, Unfair

    AT&T has fired back at the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed $100 million fine over its allegedly misleading unlimited data plan, telling the agency its notice of apparent liability is both “unprecedented and indefensible,” according to a filing obtained Monday.

  • 2nd Circ. Says Ford, IBM Not Liable For Aiding Apartheid

    The Second Circuit ruled Monday that Ford Motor Co. and IBM Corp. cannot be held liable in the U.S. for selling identification technology and military vehicles to South Africa while under apartheid that allegedly facilitated the country’s human rights abuses because the alleged conduct was largely perpetrated outside the U.S.


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